Name at Place: World Answer Key
Atacama Desert, Chile. The Atacama has been a source of great nitrate and copper wealth.
Indonesia. The fourth most populous country in the world, Indonesia comprises more than
Prague. Prague is a leading European commercial and industrial center and is the Czech Republic’s most important industrial city.
Sri Lanka. The ancient land of Taprobane is now officially called the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, an island republic in the Indian Ocean.
Sicily. Sicily is bounded by the Mediterranean Sea on the west and south, by the Ionian Sea on the east, and by the Tyrrhenian Sea on the north.
Stalingrad. Russia’s second largest city was called Petrograd, then Leningrad, and finally St. Petersburg.
Canada. While the exact number of lakes in Canada is unknown, estimates begin at 30,000.
Chişinău. Located on the Byk River, Chişinău was founded in the early 15th century as a
Zimbabwe. A landlocked country in south-central Africa, Zimbabwe is slightly smaller than California.
Tropic of Cancer. When the Tropic of Cancer was named, the Sun was in the constellation Cancer at the time of the summer solstice.
Siam. Thailand occupies both the Indochinese peninsula and the northern two-thirds of the Malay Peninsula in southeast Asia.
Andes. Aconcagua is the highest peak in the Andes Mountains, which stretch more than 5,000 miles through seven South American countries.
Ethiopia. Addis Ababa is the capital and largest city of Ethiopia, which borders Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya, and Sudan.
Iceland. Iceland, an island about the size of Kentucky, lies in the north Atlantic Ocean east of Greenland and just touches the Arctic Circle.
15. Zagreb. Zagreb is the seat of a Roman Catholic archbishop, an Orthodox Eastern archbishop, a Protestant bishop, and a grand rabbi.
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